Prevention of Online Identity Theft
When shopping online, be wary of fake web sites designed to steal your information and, ultimately, your identity. Be careful about sites that store your online information. Do not shop from a public computer since other users may be able to access your stored usernames and passwords. Shop only from web sites that use encryption, or scrambling, to protect your information. Make sure the web site address begins with "https:" instead of "http:"This indicates that encryption is being used.